Eye to Eye: Albright Knox Buffalo, New York

The Eye to Eye exhibition located at the Albright Knox Art Museum presented paintings and other types of work dating back to the late eighteenth century to the present. In this installment, one can see that the focus in art has changed from portraits of nobles, royals, and religious figures to focusing on the every person. The exhibition demonstrated the switch from post Renaissance art to a more Modernist and Postmodernist forms of art. One can see a dramatic change in subject the movement in each room of the exhibition, going from a classical portrait to a more recent piece of work done by a younger artist.

The gallery showed contrast between the old and new forms of art in each room of the exhibition. For example, in one room, it had framed portraits of a man by the name of Gabriel Manigault and his wife. Opposite of the paints stood a sculpture by Felix Gonzalez Torres. The sculpture (pictured below is just multiple sheets of paper in a large stack of paper. This was demonstrating how the concept of “What is art” has chanced over the course of the times.


There were other pieces that showed how the perception of the artist view has changed with the different movements. Many pieces appeared to be experimentations with different technics in painting, printing, and sculpting. Artists really showed what interested them while creating their works and expressing themselves the way they want. Other artists like Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and Alfred Jensen along with other artists who have shown off what they believe is to be art.

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About ciolekaj

I am a student at Alfred State College in the Digital Media and Animation Department. I've always had a passion for drawing and wanted to learn more to improve on it. I one day hope to create a video game I designed with the help of the skills im learn while at Alfred.
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